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The Quietus review
14.01.16

One of the biggest rip-offs of this digital age is the way that it strips music - all media, really - of appropriate context. Obviously, having the world's information at one's...

The Pier review
14.12.15

More Music More Family is a collection of songs about life—challenges, adversity and, ultimately, overcoming. This universal theme is woven throughout the album and infused with...

Under The Radar review
30.10.15

Two years after the release of their debut album, Dromes, the British quartet Younghusband returns with a new collection produced by Loop's Robert Hampson. As with Dromes, there...

Clash review
08.10.15

House ambassador delivers much-anticipated third album...

Clash review
22.09.15

Half of Air finds room to breathe on this Bach inspired solo outing…

Under The Radar review
10.11.15

Nicolas Godin's talents have been established over seven albums as one half of the French duo Air. Contrepoint marks Godin's first solo album. There are two key inspirations...

The Quietus review
23.09.15

Nicolas Godin has always been a renaissance man, but now on his first solo debut he's reaching into the triumphal final phase of that celebrated cultural epoch, bringing the...

Under The Radar review
21.07.15

It's becoming increasingly obvious that Greg Kurstin, one half of The Bird and the Bee, has been blessed with the Midas touch for pop music; every singer the producer/songwriter...

Punk News review
15.07.15

Romp are one of those bands that tell great stories to the soundtrack of indie/pop/alternative rock. Most of Madison Klarer's lyrics hint at personal experiences and are seemingly...

Clash review
02.07.15

Still breaking new ground after all these years...

The Pier review
29.06.15

I have been a big fan of the Expanders since the first time I saw them play. After buying a CD I quickly saw they were amongst a small group of bands that translate from the stage...

Clash review
25.06.15

Ending 16 years of silence in style...

The Quietus review
24.03.15

The balance between artistic integrity and commercial success has always been a fine one to tread in the pressurised world of underground music, now more so than ever as the...

Clash review
09.04.15

Experienced producer in a - dare we say - back to basics approach...

Clash review
29.01.15

A pleasant debut, but far from adventurous…

Spotinews recomendation
09.01.15

Howdy folks. I’m finally back. The first update of 2015 is a debut album from late last year. Genre: electronic. Enjoy Brogan Bentley! (And here is a new playlist, Spotinews 071...

Clash review
24.11.14

A polished, well-packaged and risk-averse affair...

Under The Radar review
12.11.14

It has been two years since the slow-burning perfection of HAERTS' debut single "Wings" emerged; its elegiac vocals, wide-open spaces, and resolutely defiant surges established...

TapeFear recommendation
10.11.14

Gorgeous reworkings of tracks from Jon Hopkins' Immunity.

TapeFear recommendation
03.12.14

Gorgeous reworkings of tracks from Jon Hopkins' Immunity.

Punk News review
21.10.14

Xerxes showed immense potential in the past. Our Home Is a Deathbed was one of 2012's more underrated records and whatever they put out after (in small doses I might add) seemed...

Punk News review
24.11.14

The first track to Louisville, KY's XERXES sophomore album Collision Blonde starts where the A side to their Would you understand? 7-inch from last year ends. Literally. If you...

Clash review
30.09.14

An album which seems to seep into your skin...

TapeFear recommendation
29.09.14

Brand new uplifting electronic album from Ludique.

Spotinews recomendation
14.09.14

Hi. The final update of the week is this dynamic electronic album by Lemonade. Enjoy! (US version here.) Lemonade – Minus TideFiled under: 2014, Electronic

BBC review
17.08.14

Authoritatively compiled 60-track collection of RnB classics.

NME review
28.07.14

Bristol crew aim for the epic but fall slightly short

NME review
21.07.14

French jack-of-all-trades Tellier, produces a lurid concept album as cheesy as a Camembert Cravat

Insound review
15.07.14

Hard Believer is the eagerly-awaited new studio album from Fink: Fin Greenall (vocals/guitar), together with Tim Thornton (drums/guitar) and Guy Whittaker (bass). It will be their...

Under The Radar review
01.09.14

For Hard Believer, Fink's sixth album proper, he turns to live + electronics expert producer Billy Bush (Garbage, Beck, Foster the People) to bring dimension to his minimalist...

Clash review
31.07.14

Gentle, soothing bubbles of sound…

NME review
21.07.14

Fink's eight studio album sees musical maverick playing it safe

Spotinews recomendation
14.07.14

Evening. Let’s start the week with some psych-pop. Enjoy Wunder Wunder! (US version here.) Wunder Wunder – Everything InfiniteFiled under: 2014, Pop

Under The Radar review
25.08.14

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A. More

NME review
21.07.14

Austrialian duo's Californian homage is spoilt by awkward arrangement

Under The Radar review
18.07.14

Australia's latest psychedelic export comes in the form of Wunder Wunder, the work of producers Aaron Shanahan and Benjamin Plant who recently relocated to L.A.  More

Spotinews recomendation
09.07.14

Hi. I enjoyed the new album by pop singer-songwriter Sia. Read some reviews and enjoy! Sia – 1000 Forms of FearFiled under: 2014, Pop, Singer-songwriter

Clash review
24.07.14

Captivating, powerful pop...

NME review
02.06.14

DIY label collates its first year's output

NME review
19.05.14

The pioneering dance label's compilation focuses on the bangers

Insound review
19.05.14

Los Angeles lyricist Blu returns with Good to Be Home, a brand new solo album. Unlike previous Blu releases that have leaked online and later been re-packaged in physical form...